For more than twenty years, Pat Heavren has provided a space for listening to people’s life stories. She often hears what others miss or dismiss, unfolding fresh perspectives that lead to creative change. Through telephone and in-person appointments, Pat works in partnership with individuals and couples in all stages of struggle and resilience. She does not offer readings, advice, coaching or counsel for others to follow. Rather, Pat endeavors to be a listening presence of the Mystery of Life through experience and conversation.
Pat’s attentive listening began when she was diagnosed at three years old as totally deaf in her right ear. This loss naturally adapted and expanded her other senses, and over time became a gain that helped her develop a unique sensitivity to the unspoken within spoken stories. This, coupled with depth studies in the field of consciousness and healing, later attracted professional opportunities for Pat to mentor, teach, and lead programs and retreats across the US as well as in Canada, Central and South America.
She finds joy in creating beautiful spaces and in teaching others Perceptual Flexibility, a powerful, creative tool that builds our capacity to flourish in response to what life brings our way. This art and her ability to Listen for Life is at the heart of her work.
Pat’s most recent projects include the Living Source Sanctuary, a retreat center in the woods of her Southern Connecticut home, and Sounds from the Sanctuary, a virtual place for experiencing the sights and sounds of nature, music, self, soul, spirit, meditation, journeying, poetry, dreaming, reflection and prayer contributed by friends of Living Source llc.